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Magic Dancing Rice Experiment

This can be a fantastic example for children to show cause and effect as well as chain reactions. 

Materials Needed

  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Instant Rice (non-instant rice is too dense for this project)
  • Clear Jar
  • Water
  • Food Coloring (Optional)

How To

  1. Fill the Clear Jar 3/4 Way Full Of Water. If desired, mix in food coloring.
  2. Add in 1 TBS of Baking Soda and Stir. Mix completely.
  3. 1/4 Cup Of Uncooked Rice. Note that instant rice is needed for this project! Non-instant rice is too dense and won’t result in a “dancing” reaction.
  4. Add in 1-2 TBS of White Vinegar.

A reaction can occur with just baking soda and vinegar, but when the other ingredients are added a different reaction occurs.

This science experiment would be excellent in a preschool or lower level elementary classroom setting or at home. Children will enjoy the dancing of the rice. Maybe even turn on some music and tell kids to dance like the rice.

 

 

Source: greenkidcrafts

    Easy Two - Ingredient Cloud Dough

    Easy Two - Ingredient Cloud Dough

    Easy Two - Ingredient Cloud Dough

     

    Easy Cloud Dough Ingredients

    • Hair conditioner. Any kind, as long as it’s creamy and CHEAP. Don’t use the expensive stuff. Keep in mind that your play dough will smell like the conditioner, so use something that smells great.
    • Cornstarch.
    • A bowl.
    • A popsicle stick or spatula.
    • Gel food colors (optional)

    How to Make Cloud Dough

    Put equal parts hair conditioner and cornstarch in your bowl, and start mixing them together. It will most likely look like marshmallow fluff at this point, which is way too wet.

    Start adding more cornstarch in slowly and mixing as you go. You’ll end up with close to a 2 part cornstarch to 1 part conditioner ratio, but that depends on your brand of conditioner and cornstarch. Once it isn’t quite coming together with the spatula, use your hands and start squishing it together. If it’s too wet, add more cornstarch. If it feels too dry, add more conditioner. When you’re happy with the feel of your cloud dough, roll it up into a big ball!

    If you want to add color, just grab some gel food colors. Separate your cloud dough into balls for how many different colors you want, and use your knuckle to make an indent in the ball. Add one drop of color to each ball.

    Then fold up the dough around the color drop, and start mixing it in until the color is fully incorporated. If the dough feels too wet after adding the color, just sprinkle on a tiny bit of cornstarch and kneed it in.

    Source: woojr

    And you’re all done!

     

    Homemade potato fries with oil-free hummus dip!

    Homemade potato fries with oil-free hummus dip!

    Happy FryDay! May your day be as delicious as these fries were. 😋🍟

     

    We decided to enjoy this plate of fries and hummus because we were too tired to prepare for something heavy. You’ll just need these golden potatoes, cut them into wedges and sprinkled with some smoked paprika, onion salt, and garlic powder. Spread out fries on baking sheet so they are not touching. Works really well on a silpat because it makes it crisp up better. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes or until golden. 👏🏽


    Enjoyed these bad boys with homemade oilfree hummus (just replaced the oil with some Aquafaba—chickpea water), but guac definitely works. For even more balance, consider adding a sandwich (a bbq tempeh sandwich or a chickpea mash sandwich would be a perfect one here). 🥪


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